Inspiration and Insights
A crucial part of healing from sexual harassment is becoming our own strongest self.
And fables help us make our lives work: achieve selfhood, be healthy, give and receive love, make our fortune, see life realistically, steward the earth.
In the contemporary fable “Freeing the Genie,” Nina knows exactly what she wants and achieves it by moving toward her goals step by step. Each forward step, no matter how tiny, moves her closer.
Nina finds and frees a genuine magic genie and makes two wishes. But does the genie make them come true, or is Nina doing it? As we watch her interact with the genie, we see the mutual respect, shared interests, chemistry, and sheer enjoyment of true love. Her third wish frees the genie, and what he does reveals another crucial truth.
Because Nina has defined and created herself, no one can take it away from her. No one.
There will always be jerks. But when their comments bounce off us like popcorn off stainless steel, they’re powerless.
“Freeing the Genie” is just one of 16 fabulous fables in The Genie Who Had Wishes of His Own: 21st Century Fables by Margaret Harmon, lauded by the LA Times as “hedonistic and luxurious” and Winner of the San Diego Book Awards Association.
These sly tales, surprising and rich, empower as they amuse. So grab your copy, snuggle up with a warm cup of tea, cocoa or a favorite glass of wine, and chuckle your want into your truest and best self.
– “Fantastic!” by Ray Bradbury, author of Fahrenheit 451.
– “Wonderful, unexpected resolutions gently prod us to consider our own relationships,” Pam Dixon, author of Online Privacy.
And if you like that book, check out Margaret Harmon‘s other books:
Man Who Learned to Walk In Shoes That Pinch: Contemporary Fables
A Field Guide to North American Birders: A Parody
Being a survivor of sexual abuse I have overcome my own limiting beliefs to become a successful Real Estate Broker in New York City for 30 years. My passion in life has always been to help others overcome feelings that might be holding them back. When I relocated to San Diego I went to school to become a Certified Professional Coach. Since then I have been helping others face fears, overcome limiting beliefs and regain their strength and power. I am able to meet with my clients via telephone, skype or face to face. Feel free to call me to schedule free consultation. 858-432-1466 I look forward to hearing from you.